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John Ceasar "Old Boy" Varfley
Sunrise:  May 24, 1969 - Firestone Hospital, Margibi, Liberia
Sunset:  May 4, 2015 - John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Monrovia, Liberia

"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation."

It is with profound sadness and grief that the Varfley and Boayue families announce the passing of our beloved son, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.  John or "old boy" as he was affectionately called by his mother, departed this earth on Monday, May 4, 2015 at about 4:30 a.m..  This sad event occurred at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia. 

The deceased is survived by his "only" child, John Telvin Varfley, his father, Mr. John S. Varfley, Jr., his mother, Mrs. Viola Boayue Varfley, his brothers, Romeo V. Varfley, Leo V. Varfley, his sisters, Lettie S. Varfley, Peggy Varfley Meres, Theresa Raddie Perry, Setowah Varfley, friend and brothers, Edwin Howard and Rodney Daddah and a host of other relatives and friends.

A wonderful soul, John was always smiling, optimistic and entertaining his friends.  He was loving, caring and treasured his family and friends. Telvin was his world and he will no doubt protect him from the great beyond.  While we deeply mourn the loss of John and will miss him immensely, we are grateful for the time we spend with him and will forever cherish the countless fond memories we have of him!

Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 11:00 A.M.
Samuel Stryker Funeral Home Chapel
Tubman Blvd., Monrovia, Liberia

Brewerville Cemetery

Philips Boayue                      910-489-9413
Romeo V. Varfley                347-316-7446
Leo V. Varfley                       267-255-9354
Lettie S. Varfley                    240-277-9984
Setowah Varfley                   646-384-7705
Rodney "Redman" Daddah   +231886415293
Edwin Howard                       +231886547386